"Yes, but not in the South", with slight adjustments, will do for any argument about any place, if not about any person.
Some Notes on Lifemanship (1950) p. 43.
The theory and practice of gamesmanship; or, The art of winning games without actually cheating.Stephen Potter
In our small chess community in Marylebone it would be mock modesty on my part to deny that I have built up for myself a considerable name without ever actually having won a single game. Even the best players are sometimes beaten, and that is precisely what happens to me.Stephen Potter
How to be one up - how to make the other man feel that something has gone wrong, however slightly.Stephen Potter
A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste, and vice versa.Stephen Potter
Talk of the "imperial decay" of your invalid port. "Its gracious withdrawal from perfection, keeping a hint of former majesty withal, as it hovers between oblivion and the divine Untergang of infinite recession."Stephen Potter
How tobe oneuphow tomakethe other manfeelthat something has gone wrong, however slightly.Stephen Potter
Each of us can, by ployorgambit, most naturally gain the advantage.Stephen Potter